Warren H. Frank
Born 3/8/1925
Died 5/31/2010 in La Quinta, CA

Warren H. Frank, 85, mass transit visionary, died Monday morning at his home in La Quinta, CA with his family by his side. Warren served the CNY Regional Transportation Authority for more than two decades. In his honor, Centro\\'s Syracuse campus was named for him. At the peak of his career, Warren was inducted into the American Public Transit Association Hall of Fame 1998. Warren was also an active community leader. He served on the Board of Directors of many organizations, including the Syracuse Chiefs and the Cerebral Palsy Association. He was on the faculty at Northeastern University where he lectured for more than a decade on transit management problem-solving and personnel motivation. Northeastern awarded him the "Outstanding Transit Manager Faculty Award." In recent years, Warren had encountered serious disabilities, both dealing with his lack of sight and hearing. Rather than being defeated by this, he became a peer coach helping others cope as he had learned to do. Warren was a teacher, a motivator, an encourager, a coach, a true and loyal friend and the patriarch of what he would acknowledge as the most wonderful family. Warren Frank\\'s vision helped lead the Central New York Regional Transportation Authority, making reliable bus service via the Centro systems possible to hundreds of thousands of people in the Central New York area. They and his family are his legacy. Warren\\'s true and first love was his family. He is survived by his wife, Janice, and their children, Gary, Pamela and Penny; their grandchildren, Jason and Rachael Renock, Joshua, Michael and Sammy Doubek, Jessica and her husband, Yedidy; and their great-grandson, Mendel. Warren was predeceased by his son, Jeffrey Warren dying when he was 27 years old; his parents, Gerson and Genevieve Frank, and most recently his beloved sister, Ruth Greenhouse. Warren felt blessed by his family, and with the love and support they showed him. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Temple Adath Yeshurun. Friends may visit with the family immediately prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday at the Temple, 450 Kimber Road. Burial will be in Adath Yeshurun Cemetery. Contributions in Warren\\'s memory may be made to the music fund at Temple Adath.
Published in Syracuse Post Standard on June 2, 2010
Burial Location
Janice (Glueck) Frank
Born 1930 in Cleveland, OH
Died 11/20/2017 in Syracuse, NY